Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing
Asteelflash strives to make its Fremont factory smart
November 10, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 10, 2017 – Asteelflash says it is implementing a pilot program at its Fremont, Calif., facility targeted towards building a smart factory.
Achieving this with automation — with the installation of collaborative robots and connected equipment bringing real-time data — and a proprietary supply chain platform combining artificial intelligence and machine learning.
As part of a global initiative across the group’s 18 locations, Asteelflash says it will “change the way products are currently being built, increasing productivity and ultimately strengthening its customers’ competitiveness.”
Placing automation as a strategic initiative, Asteelflash says it is striving to improve the processes, to enhance productivity but also to develop the teams working collaboratively on more advanced projects, moving away from the idea of manufacturing as a simple execution rather than a sequence of smart and optimized processes.
“The Smart Factory initiative is definitively a way to provide a better service to our customers but also to rationalize our processes and build intelligence around it,” said Albert Yanez sr., corp. executive vice president of Asteelflash Group and president of Asteelflash Americas.